one step at a time.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Last night I played a double gig - one at 5pm, then another at 8.30pm. I knew this would make my lip hurt.

To cool my lip and to relax it after the late gig I went to the pub.

I then (at about 1.30am) went to a chinese that opens til 2.30am where I had salt and pepper squid, soft shell crab and noodles.

This morning all I can taste is garlic and wine. My teeth felt gross but I remember cleaning them til they bled and my make-up is almost intact.


Saturday, November 21, 2009

It took a while but the laptop is fixed

Apparently it is easier to replace keys from your laptop when you are sober.


watching it now - it is on til 2am ish. I am not tired. I want to do something... catwoman watching sounds ok. Incidentally I have just broken my laptop by removing the i and o keys.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


I just bought a trumpet. Wait and see how that turns out!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I have spent the entire evening obsessing about the spot/coldsore I can feel emerging on my bottom lip.

Is it a spot or a coldsore?

Aagh. It better just be a spot or I'm in TROUBLE as the stuff I have to play is too hard to coast along.

so much to do so little time!

Time off this week:

Now.. only I have to use it rearranging my work for next week to fit it all in. So that doesn't really count...

This afternoon I work and this evening I teach.

Tomorrow until 3.30.

This morning we have been out for breakfast with a friend to the supermarket. Sounds a bit sad but it was good fun!

If my boyfriend helps me I can totally do all my usual work PLUS the extra 28hrs work. I know he would rather climb a mountain but I think I'm gonna have to twist his arm otherwise I don't see how I can fit it all in.

Monday, November 09, 2009

incidentally - I am working today... rehearsal doesn't start til 4pm.

work continued

Having told you I like to work... today I have sat for the last 2 hours in my dressin gown not working one bit.

Oh dear.

I would like to make some cookies for work (tomorrow/Weds/Thurs) and I would like to find a knitting project to inspire me.

I would like to make hair for the rag doll I started a week ago.

Not sure which to do first. At the moment I'm googling cookie recipes and knitting patterns. I also need some wool but finances dictate that I use some wool I have already. Not so inspiring.

Cookies: these sound nice

Knitting: I quite like the idea of mittens. I hate double pointed needles and fiddly things I find dull. I like quick results!

Saturday, November 07, 2009

work ethic

My parents DEFINITELY brought me up with a good work ethic.

I like to work. I have worked at all sorts of jobs, with my least favourite being work in a mailroom - which really just involved stuffing envelopes for 3 months. However this is still preferable to not working at all.

Since I became self-employed work has a new importance - it's not just something I have to do every day. Each day is different. But I have to make sure that I'm doing what I need to to ensure I HAVE work every day.

Every bit of work I'm offered matters. And when I can't take work because I'm already working it's good... but still I HATE having to say I'm busy. Especially when the work would pay significantly more than the work I'm doing already.

Still, ethically I know it's better to stick with what I had arranged than to mess about swapping and looking for people to cover my work so I can take on someone elses.

I'll just feel good about my morals... they'll soothe the pain.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Xmas tunes

Tomorrow I get to test out an arrangement on my Primary 7 pupils. I gave them the music last week so hopefully this week it will begin to make more sense. It's a xmas tune so by 25 December I will hate it thoroughly!

We went down to see our new nephew this weekend. He's pretty cool, and after meeting him I got to see my folks and hang about with them for the evening. We went to a concert to see Great Horwood Silver Band on Saturday evening - which was very enjoyable.

Otherwise it's just work work work.